Sometimes bible reading does not produce fireworks in my soul and the audible voice of Father telling me, with precise detail, what to get done today. Sometimes those things do happen, and boy is it refreshing.
If you follow any strategy for reading Scripture you will find there are days that you slog through and just get it done. Well, there is more going on than we can often perceive. Spirit is at work making us holy, even when we sleep, so he is even more at work when we are interacting with him in his word.
Therefore, read and keep on reading. Study and keep on studying. Read and pay attention to even the family trees. It’s all inspired and useful for our training in righteousness.
I ran upon this statement about bible reading on Josh Harris’ blog that he got from his brother who quoted it from Geoffrey Thomas….whew….anyway, I put it below for you to chew on and enjoy. So, enjoy:
“Do not expect always to get an emotional charge or a feeling of quiet peace when you read the Bible. By the grace of God you may expect that to be a frequent experience, but often you will get no emotional response at all. Let the Word break over your heart and mind again and again as the years go by, and imperceptibly there will come great changes in your attitude and outlook and conduct. You will probably be the last to recognize these… Go on reading it until you can read no longer, and then you will not need the Bible any more, because when your eyes close for the last time in death, and never again read the Word of God in Scripture you will open them to the Word of God in the flesh, that same Jesus of the Bible whom you have known for so long, standing before you to take you for ever to His eternal home.” – Geoffrey Thomas, Reading the Bible